Canonlit N - fics not requiring canon literacy to comprehend. (I hope!)

Ah, the one true innovation of this site: the canonlit tag. As far as I know, nobody's used this before. It is my attempt to indicate whether one has to know the canon well in order to make sense of the fic. (There is more on the metadata in this site here.)

Obviously this is a bit of a judgement call. I think I've tended to err on the side of caution, as there have been a few cases where I thought a fic would be incomprehensible without canon literacy, and yet people who've never seen the relevant show have enjoyed it. (In those cases, I did go ahead and tag them as not requiring canon literacy.)

This tag is mainly here to benefit people who may find themselves wishing to read something here but not knowing any relevant fandoms. So here are all the fics which do not require canon literacy, just for those of you browsing under such circumstances. A little less confusing, I hope!

 The Art and Craft of Shutting (the fuck) Up
Iron Man / Torchwood

"Let's say for now that I'm an acquaintance of SHIELD. Captain Jack Harkness is the name. Came all the way from England to do my little scan."

  [ Tony Stark gets a lot of unexpected visitors these days ]

  Spoilers - vague for Doctor Who 3.12

Subjects:
 bdsm
 hardcore
 m/m
20084,833 w.Canonlit. IM Y  / TW N 
 The Barefoot Rebellion
Harry Potter

"It was like some lovely game of make-believe, as he strode across the entrance hall, except only one of them knew they were playing."

  [ Lucius and Molly; two very different eighteen-year-olds, one Christmas Eve, one bottle of wine ]

  Canon - written before bk. 5
  Beta - Kechara
  For - the Restricted Section's Slashers Do Het challenge

Subjects:
 hardcore
 m/f
20034,811 w.Canonlit. N 
 Black and BlueNew! 
Revolutionary Girl Utena

"All of which goes to say, I met somebody just now who has exactly this same problem. Not the brother. The memory. The elevator. Pink-haired creep, butterflies, revolution, the lot. And here I thought I was eight years out of this shit."

  [ eight years after the revolution, Kozue takes Shiori for a ride ]

  For - kink_bingo, filling the bukkake square

Subjects:
 bdsm
 f/f
 hardcore
20083,322 w.Canonlit. N 
 Black Bird Jeopardy
Cowboy Bebop

"His father's best sword hangs over the mantle; it is a long, razor sharp, perfectly balanced katana, sheathed in deep greenish black and accented in patina bronze."

  [ Vicious: a creation myth for a character too inscrutable to have a story ]

Subjects:
 gen
 violence
20031,408 w.Canonlit. N 
 Blue and Flowers
Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon

"He was exempt from normality, entitled to his weirdness, and it felt so good she couldn't possibly argue, and could only feel a little guilty about it."

  [ Naru, after the series, with rarehet ]

  Spoilers - through end of series
  Canon - taking the specials as canon

Subjects:
 m/f
 m/m
 softcore
20073,019 w.Canonlit. N 
 Collateral Damage
Fullmetal Alchemist

"The easiest way to destroy an enemy is to destroy those he depends upon."

  [ Archer and Kimberly, messing with Mustang and Havoc ]

  For - hallidae, by LJ ficlet request

Subjects:
 abuse
 hardcore
 m/m
2005608 w.Canonlit. N 
 Deep Water
Fullmetal Alchemist

"They kissed only once. She tasted like ashes and brine."

  [ Roy and Sloth, though he did not know it ]

  For - forgottenlover, by LJ ficlet request

Subjects:
 m/f
 softcore
2005802 w.Canonlit. N 
 Dominance Struggles
Fullmetal Alchemist

"Roy leaned back against the headboard with a deep sigh at the beautiful, hard, flailing naked boy in his bed"

  [ my take on the old 'fighting over who's on top' spiel ]

Subjects:
 bdsm
 fluff
 m/m
 softcore
2005611 w.Canonlit. N 
author's
choice
Fuzzy
Doctor Who

"Touching. Brushing up against the surface of each other's minds, like skin against skin. Letting the fuzzy parts go together."

  [ Jack and Rose, with background Nine: a lesson in telepathy ]

Subjects:
 fluff
 hardcore
 m/f
20073,488 w.Canonlit. N 
 Green
Torchwood

"Oh, come off it. If I were swinging the other way tonight, what would you have done, thrown Cooper at me?"

  [ Jack's got a lot to make up to Detective Swanson, and thus ensues random smut ]

Subjects:
 bdsm
 fluff
 hardcore
 m/f
20072,709 w.Canonlit. N 
 Impossible
Harry Potter

"Sunday: you are playing out the conversation that will never happen."

  [ Percy, being hypothetical ]

  Canon - written before bk. 5
  For - Cedar, for her birthday

Subjects:
 artsy
 bdsm
 hardcore
 m/m
20031,598 w.Canonlit. N 
 In Silence
Fullmetal Alchemist

"It would be cruel, he thought, to speak when she couldn't. No words, no reasoning, no hesitation."

  [ Scar and Roze; my first het PWP ]

  Spoilers - through ep. 39

Subjects:
 hardcore
 m/f
2005815 w.Canonlit. N 
 the journal of irreproducible results
Doctor Who

"He's a brand spanking new universal constant!"

  [ the Doctor (Tenth), the Master (Simm), and Jack (there can be only one!) play some games; pure smut ]

  Spoilers - characterization (sortof) in ep. 3.11 - 3.13
  Canon - takes place in slashfic la-la-land outside of continuity

Subjects:
 bdsm
 fluff
 hardcore
 m/m
20076,555 w.Canonlit. N 
 Lines
Final Fantasy X

"Auron gritted his teeth, hard, and pried his bottle out of Jecht's hand--and he was far gone not to protest, too far gone."

  [ preslash on the pilgramage ]

  For - delerone, by LJ ficlet request

Subjects:
 m/m
 softcore
2006391 w.Canonlit. N 
 Los Alamos
Iron Man

"I mean--it's big. Bigger than you can possibly imagine. What we're making..."

  [ Obadiah Stane, and Howard Stark, and the Manhattan Project ]

  For - nevacaruso and cahalith, by LJ ficlet request

Subjects:
 bdsm
 m/m
 softcore
2008633 w.Canonlit. N 
 No Protests At All
Fullmetal Alchemist

"He didn't mind it; he loved it, loved losing control and himself and everything to the boy--and, now, to Havoc, whom Ed had dragged into all this."

  [ Roy has fun ]

  For - subtle_dusk, by LJ ficlet request

Subjects:
 bdsm
 fluff
 hardcore
 m/m
2005482 w.Canonlit. N 
 Of Disguises and Hearts
Harry Potter

"Magic runs in wizarding veins. It is not a mere by-product; it suffuses a wizard's life, plays a role in everything he does, from the mundane to the sublime, from the pedantic to the erotic."

  [ Snape/Harry surreality ]

  Canon - written before bk. 5 and assuming Snarry-tinted lenses
  For - Icarus' ficdrive for Cybele

Subjects:
 artsy
 bdsm
 m/m
 softcore
2003759 w.Canonlit. N 
 Off GridNew! 
Marvel - Avengers

"Okay, how about what happens if Doom invades while we're hippying about off-grid?"

  [ Steve and Tony go camping, and bears are the greatest threat facing America ]

  Canon - New Avengers, pre-Extremis
  Beta - Tavella

Subjects:
 bdsm
 fluff
 hardcore
 m/m
20086,889 w.Canonlit. N 
 One Day in August
Harry Potter

"His mother drops by for afternoon tea and asks him why that awful girl is still here, and Tom snarls that she's his wife, and doesn't answer when she asks why."

  [ Merope, sometime in 1926 ]

Subjects:
 m/f
 softcore
2007718 w.Canonlit. N 
author's
choice
Red Bird Roulette
Cowboy Bebop

"Spike, breathing curls of gray-white, brushed Vicious' hair away to bare his face and ran a thumb down the narrow scars that creased their ways out from his eyes."

  [ the Russian kind, of course: a six-bullet slice of Spike and Vicious, before the Bebop, before Julia, with weaponsex ]

  Spoilers - slight for ep. 26
  Beta - Switchknife

Subjects:
 artsy
 bdsm
 hardcore
 m/m
 violence
20032,318 w.Canonlit. N 
 the salamander circle
Fullmetal Alchemist

"But the enigma of Fullmetal was enticing, entrancing, tempting--and Ed himself had no idea of it."

  [ a hypothetically longer series of random Roy/Ed smut ]

  Canon - takes place in slashfic la-la-land outside of continuity

Subjects:
 bdsm
 fluff
 hardcore
 m/m
20053,243 w.Canonlit. N 
 Salt
Fullmetal Alchemist

"Envy stood barenaked in the window like the pillar of salt..."

  [ abstract Envy/Roy ]

  For - morningxstorm, by LJ ficlet request
  Ref. - recording (by myself)

Subjects:
 m/m
 soc
 softcore
2005127 w.Canonlit. N 
 Schadenfreude
Revolutionary Girl Utena

"There is a part of me, a terribly small part of me, that loves to see you in pain."

  [ Mikage, on Mamiya ]

  Ref. - recording (by myself)

Subjects:
 m/m
 soc
 softcore
2004770 w.Canonlit. N 
 Seeker's Fear
Harry Potter

"They walk on. Gellert kicks stones with his pointed German shoes; Albus is chewing on a blade of grass. The sun is blood-red between the hills."

  [ concerning the fear of death ]

  Spoilers - bk. 7

Subjects:
 bdsm
 m/m
 softcore
2007484 w.Canonlit. N 
 Slither
Harry Potter

"When you talk to snakes, everything comes in long stripes, and everybody stares at you as the little scaly garter winds around your wrist and flicks its tongue and murmurs about how blades of grass go this way and that..."

  [ Tom at ten, the crazy boy ]

  Canon - written before bk. 6
  Beta - Dester'edra

Subjects:
 gen
 soc
 violence
20031,110 w.Canonlit. N 
 Sparkly
Iron Man

"I think we have a new favorite word, dear."

  [ of course Tony Stark had a lab bench when he was two ]

  For - neotoma, by LJ ficlet request

Subjects:
 fluff
 gen
2008350 w.Canonlit. N 
 Submission HoldNew! 
Marvel - Avengers

"But then Steve pounces and brings him down to grappling, and it's all muscle and grip, and Tony doesn't stand a damn chance."

  [ Steve discovers a few things during a spar ]

  For - kink_bingo, filling the bondage: held down square

Subjects:
 bdsm
 fluff
 hardcore
 m/m
20083,071 w.Canonlit. N 
 Telepaths Don't Need...New! 
Marvel - Avengers

"You don't go calling out a Queen of the Hellfire Club unless you know exactly, exactly what you're asking for."

  [ Tony Stark takes his war angst to Emma Frost ]

  For - kink_bingo, filling the silence square

Subjects:
 bdsm
 hardcore
 m/f
20086,125 w.Canonlit. N 
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